| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner is becoming a financial industry executive, taking a high-level job with the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the firm announced Saturday.
Geithner, who was a major player in the...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics.
For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an opportunity as a calamity....
| Dec 17, 2013
Insurance giant American International Group Inc. announced it would sell a majority of its Century City aircraft-leasing unit to Netherlands-based AerCap Holdings, in a deal valued at $5.4 billion in cash and stock.
The deal for International Lease...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
NEW YORK — A federal judge will soon decide how much Bank of America should pay for some of Countrywide Financial Corp.'s sins in the lead-up to the financial crisis.
Federal prosecutors want BofA to pay $864 million after the bank's stinging...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Sometimes, things are even better the second time around. That's what Steven Udvar-Hazy is hoping.
Nearly 40 years after co-founding International Lease Finance Corp. and pioneering its successful model of buying airplanes and leasing them to airlines,...
| Sep 12, 2013
The Hartford Financial Services Group endured a massive overhaul in the past year and a half that resulted in a smaller company with far fewer employees.
The remaining employees, however, say they enjoy working for a property-casualty and mutual funds...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:32 PM
The 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath introduced Americans to a new world of financial jargon and acronyms.
•Subprime: That was the banking industry's designation for mortgages made to borrowers with shaky credit. As the housing...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:32 AM
Fighting fires on land has its risks, but tackling blazes on yachts, whether in the water or docked, presents its own challenges.
That's what more than a dozen Fort Lauderdale and Davie firefighters learned Tuesday during specialized marine firefighting...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:39 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, called for the head of AIG to resign over comments he made comparing outrage over executive bonuses to lynchings that took place...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:22 AM
One can scarcely blame an appropriately-outraged Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for calling on AIG's Robert Benmosche to step down after the CEO compared the public criticism of the generous bonuses given top finance industry executives to lynchings in the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The traditional anniversary gift for a fifth anniversary is wood, so to honor of the fifth anniversary of the financial crisis, you can hand out wooden nickels. Five years ago, the U.S. financial system was brought to its knees. As a reminder of just...